Re: [Felvtalk] Force Feeding

2008-12-29 Thread Lorrie
Thanks for your post Wendy. That other post did come on awfully strong, and she certainly didn't do anything wrong. She did the best she could, which is all any of us can do. As for force feeding. I feel it helps if the cat has a problem that is curable, but NOT if the cat is so sick it is

Re: [Felvtalk] Assist Feeding vs Force Feeding

2008-12-29 Thread Sharyl
I'm hoping Lorrie did not mean she would never assist feed another cat.  There are so many reasons a cat stops eating that can be treated if a person is willing to assist feed for a period of time.  Constipation and dehydration are two that come to mind that anyone of us with a FeLV+ kitty

Re: [Felvtalk] Assist Feeding vs Force Feeding

2008-12-29 Thread Belinda Sauro
Sharyl, Thank you for your input, I'd like to add that most kitties initially don't like to be assist fed, this does not in most cases mean they are ready to die. The process of not eating is a very vicious cycle. When a cat doesn't feel good OR can't smell their food, they

[Felvtalk] anyone know how to make an Oxygen tank?

2008-12-29 Thread Claudia
Hi, I'm relatively new to this board.  I'm so glad that something like this exists for people with fiv cats.  There's some really great advice on here.  I have a question:  someone told me about home-made Oxygen tanks for cats.  I have an fiv kitty who also has asthma.  I'm cautious about

Re: [Felvtalk] anyone know how to make an Oxygen tank?

2008-12-29 Thread Sharyl
Claudia, I don't know about a home made oxygen tank but know several people in the heart group have made an oxygen tent.  They wrap a small carrier in plastic (shower curtain or trash bag) then put the line from the oxygen tank into the carrier.  Here is the link for the yahoo heart group.

Re: [Felvtalk] Claudia ~ asthma info

2008-12-29 Thread Laurieskatz
Claudia, I have 2 cats with asthma (and 2 of my angel cats had asthma). Good idea to use inhaled meds. That was a very serious attack your kitty had. Inhaled meds go directly to the lungs (and avoid all the side effects of oral steroids). They have kept Frankie stable for 5 years. We use Flovent

Re: [Felvtalk] my cat died age 7, have anorther FeLV cat, please advise, (long)

2008-12-29 Thread wendy
Amanda, I am so sorry to hear about your beloved kitty.  Please don't blame yourself.  It sounds like you loved him very much and did ALL you could for him, out of love.  And yes, 7 years is a long time!  A lot of FeLV+'s don't even live past 2-3 years.  Mine lived 4.5 and I felt lucky to have

Re: [Felvtalk] Assist Feeding vs Force Feeding

2008-12-29 Thread Lorrie
Hi Sharyl, I see what you mean about assist rather than force, and I would definitely assist feed a cat who is just off it's food for awhile or one who had a non terminal illness. The story I wrote about happened many years ago, and this cat was dying of kidney failure, but I was too young and

Re: [Felvtalk] Assist Feeding vs Force Feeding

2008-12-29 Thread dlgegg
Lorrie, you say he won't eat unless you sit with him and give him small bits of food. could it be that he likes the attention and doing tihs gets him even more? he doesn't feel good and wants mommy to give him comfort and attention. animals are like children, they know what buttons to push.

[Felvtalk] Murdoch Please add him to the CLS :(

2008-12-29 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Well I'm sure you all remember me asking for prayes for this sweet guy.He quickly went down hill and Dr. Jen had to let him go tonight.He was a rough looking orange fluffy guy with a crumpled ear.But the cutest little face to love. Also could you say a little prayer for Stryker? He is at the

Re: [Felvtalk] Murdoch Please add him to the CLS :(

2008-12-29 Thread Cougar Clan
Blessings to both Murdoch and Stryker and to all who care for them. They know they are loved and, in their own wonderful way, they return the love a hundred thousand fold. On Dec 29, 2008, at 6:59 PM, Sherry DeHaan wrote: Well I'm sure you all remember me asking for prayes for this sweet

Re: [Felvtalk] anyone know how to make an Oxygen tank?

2008-12-29 Thread Gloria B. Lane
I had one but passed it on to someone else - can't remember who. The husband of a local rescuer, an engineer, had made it, and she passed it on to me. He had covered the openings of a carrier with plastic, and attached a connector that the oxygen tank attached to. Course oxygen tanks

Re: [Felvtalk] Murdoch Please add him to the CLS :(

2008-12-29 Thread Gloria B. Lane
I'm so sorry about Murdoch, Sherry - bless his heart. Prayers coming for Stryker.. Gloria On Dec 29, 2008, at 6:59 PM, Sherry DeHaan wrote: Well I'm sure you all remember me asking for prayes for this sweet guy.He quickly went down hill and Dr. Jen had to let him go tonight.He was a

Re: [Felvtalk] FelV kittens

2008-12-29 Thread catatonya
Lorrie, I'm sorry for your losses. Kittens with felv have the least chances of making it. Once they get over a year or two their chances greatly improve. I'm so sorry. tonya Lorrie felineres...@kvinet.com wrote: I wrote two weeks or so ago about a very sick FelV kitten who was anemic

Re: [Felvtalk] anyone know how to make an Oxygen tank?

2008-12-29 Thread Cougar Clan
A vet can write one. Best to buy one if possible. Getting some companies to rent one for use for a pet can be difficult. A question: divers have tanks. Can one be converted for use? On Dec 29, 2008, at 8:17 PM, Gloria B. Lane wrote: I had one but passed it on to someone else - can't

Re: [Felvtalk] FelV kittens

2008-12-29 Thread Laurieskatz
We had a litter of 4 and mama. Two of the kittens made it to one year and died soon thereafter. I can't recall what killed them (Carmen, do you remember~ was it cancer? Dawn and Dana). L -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Sidney, How is General?

2008-12-29 Thread Laurieskatz
Sidney, thinking of you and the General and hoping he is improving?? Laurie ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] anyone know how to make an Oxygen tank?

2008-12-29 Thread gary
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Re: [Felvtalk] anyone know how to make an Oxygen tank?

2008-12-29 Thread Gloria B. Lane
I also saw a little machine on TV that makes oxygen and doesn't require a tank. On Dec 29, 2008, at 9:48 PM, Cougar Clan wrote: A vet can write one. Best to buy one if possible. Getting some companies to rent one for use for a pet can be difficult. A question: divers have tanks. Can